Cover Letter Advice

Vault has compiled all the cover letter advice that you will ever need to land your dream job. View sample cover letters, watch videos and get expert help, tips and advice for an effective cover letter that will stand out from the competition.

Cover Letter Basics

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Why You Need a Cover Letter
Do you really need to send a cover letter...

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Selling Yourself in Your Cover Letter
Ah, advertisers. They try to suck us in...

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Types of Cover Letters
How you write your letter and which format...

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Your Cover Letter as a Marketing Tool
It is time to review the real meat of your...

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Elements of a Cover Letter
Following the header and company contact...

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E-Notes and Electronic Submissions
Electronic submissions, particularly when...

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Cover Letter Blog

2018

5 Job Search Trends for 2018

To land the roles you want and keep advancing your career,...

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How to Protect Your Personal Information During a Job Search

Finding a job is often a lengthy, stressful process, and it...

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How to Harness the Power of the Internet to Build Your Resume

How to Harness the Power of the Internet to Build Your...

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How to Write a Job Application When You’re Switching Careers

Students often think that selecting their major or choosing...

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Don’t Fall for These Job Search Myths

It is easy to get stuck in the draining cycle of searching...

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3 Steps to Shorten Any Email

A long email is likely to get lost in the jumble of other...

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Cover Letter Tips for Creative Careers

Good advice- on anything these days- is hard to find....

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How an Ex-Google Employee Answers "Walk Me Through Your Resume"

The number one mistake candidates make when answering this...

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How to Write a Résumé When You Have Little Work Experience

Whether you’re a freshman in college or recent grad trying...

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How to Follow Up the Right Way In 4 Job Search Stages

The job search process can be a long and grueling ordeal,...

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Deutsche Bank Recruiters' Top 3 Tips for Landing an Internship

There’s a lot to consider when pursuing your first...

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4 Details That Could Be Sabotaging Your Resume

Focusing on a perfect resume can drive even the most...